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  • Why Hepatitis C Is a Threat to Baby Boomers

    Why Hepatitis C Is a Threat to Baby Boomers

    Hepatitis C is a potentially dangerous, life-threatening virus with few symptoms. In fact, there may be thousands of adults walking around with this virus who don’t even realize it. Baby boomers face the highest risk of infection and the CDC...

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  • Your Weight Affects Your Risk of Cancer

    Your Weight Affects Your Risk of Cancer

    Is losing weight on the top of your list this year? In many cases, it’s difficult to maintain the same level of enthusiasm in February and March as it is in January. But we’re going to challenge you to reconsider why you want to lose weight. The...

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  • Cirrhosis and the Younger Generation

    Cirrhosis and the Younger Generation

    When it comes to diseases related to alcohol, people often have a picture in their minds of an older, sick alcoholic who’s been drinking nonstop for years. But the fact is, no one is immune to alcoholism. Alcohol-related disease can happen to...

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  • Baby Boomers Are More Likely To Have Hepatitis C

    Baby Boomers Are More Likely To Have Hepatitis C

    This May, we are observing Hepatitis Awareness Month at GI Associates. The Centers for Disease Control estimates the 3.5 million Americans have hepatitis C, with a large percentage of those being baby boomers. In addition to the number of...

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  • The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

    The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

    Despite campaigns to bring awareness to the public, the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. In 2016, 18.5% of children ages 2-19 were considered obese. Today, an even more shocking number reveals that 14% of children between the age of...

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